Bargarh: Tension ran high at Khairapalli village under Ambabhona police station limits in Bargarh district after a teacher was found dead and his minor daughter critically injured late on Friday night.
The deceased has been identified as Sadhu Charan Pradhan of Saranda village in Attabira block in the district. He was working as a teacher and Cluster Resource Centre (CRC) worker of Khairapalli Primary School.
The minor girl was rushed to the Bargarh district headquarters hospital, and later was shifted to VIMSAR at Burla. Her condition is stated to be critical.
The Ambabhona police and the Bargarh SDPO have conducted an on-the-spot investigation of the incident with seizure of a blood-stained axe from the spot.
The murder took place when family of Pradhan had gone to Saranda, their native village.
In the meanwhile, police have detained a person of Khairapalli village, who is suspected to be the prime accused.